Automation Certificate


Would you like a career in A high tech company working with state of the art automation systems?

 This certificate program will prepare you for engineering technology support positions dealing with programmable logic controllers, automation, and control systems in high tech production, manufacturing, distribution, and engineering research and development facilities.

As an automation technician you will be responsible for repairing and maintaining computer-controlled systems and robotic devices used within industrial and commercial facilities to reduce human intervention and maximize efficiency.

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Contact the Advisor


Alan Jeffries
Instructor, Engineering Technology
 850-769-1551, extension 4051


Who is eligible for the automation, C.C.C. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to the automation, c.c.c. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2019-2020 Catalog Requirements

Courses CH
 +#ETS2542C, Programmable Logic Controllers 3
 +#ETS2606C, Robotics 3
 +#EET2680C,Mechatronics I 3
 +#ETS2681C, Mechatronics II 3



• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Advanced Technology Center Labs

You'll acquire the skills you need to be successful in Gulf Coast State College's  Advanced Technology Center on our Panama City campus. Our high-tech labs and state-of-the-art equipment allow you to design in a dynamic, creative environment.


Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology